Conor McGregor is on WWE’s radar once again. McGregor made history on Saturday night when he scored a second round knockout over UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC’s first-ever show from Madison Square Garden in New York City. McGregor now holds UFC’s Featherweight and Lightweight belts, the first UFC fighter to ever hold gold in two weight classes at the same time.
Fans who checked out SEScoops over the weekend saw the photo of Triple H in attendance at UFC 205. During a new interview with Telegraph.co.uk, Triple H spoke about McGregor possibly coming to WWE:
“He could come over, he’s got it all, man – he’s got the personality, the skills, the talk. He’s an entertainer, for sure. What does he walk around at? 180lbs? I have smaller guys now in the WWE. We have 200lb guys who are stars. You don’t need to be 300lbs any more”
Triple H continued: “But yeah, he could do just as well as Floyd Mayweather when he fought the Big Show. That really worked. Conor could do it for sure”
— Triple H (@TripleH) November 14, 2016
Anybody familiar with McGregor knows that he will command top dollar to appear for WWE. Don’t expect him to step in the ring for an actual match like Floyd Mayweather did at WrestleMania 24, but even a guest appearance at WrestleMania and limited physicality would cost WWE millions.
Many times when WWE has brought in part-time performers or celebrities for WrestleMania spots, there is resentment in the locker room that money and resources are going to an outsider. This past summer, McGregor got under the skin of many WWE Superstars when he insulted the business during the hype for August’s UFC 202 PPV. McGregor said, “For the most part those WWE guys are p*ssies. They’re messed up p*ssies, if you ask me.”
McGregor paid respect to the “dons” of the business like Vince McMahon, Ric Flair, Steve Austin and The Rock, but trashed Brock Lesnar and John Cena, claiming Lesnar is “juiced up to his eyeballs” and Cena is a “big fat, 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia mother f*cker.”
A lot of people in the wrestling business were legitimately pissed off at McGregor threw them under the bus to promote his own fight, failing to realize he is a worker and he’s making millions by tapping into the brash promotional style that wrestling has been build on for decades.
If WWE is unable to strike a deal with Conor McGregor, you can bet they will make a hard push to work with Ronda Rousey once again. The former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion made a memorable appearance at WrestleMania 31 with The Rock and is known to be a huge pro wrestling fan. She returns to the Octagon on December 30th against Amanda Nunes, where she’ll attempt to reclaim the championship she dropped to Holly Holm at UFC 193 a year ago.
However the comeback fight goes for Rousey, she’s at the tail end of her fighting career and only plans to fight a couple more times at most. Earlier this month, Stephanie McMahon told TMZ Sports that she “certainly hopes” Ronda will appear in a WWE ring again and will try to sign her when she’s done with UFC.
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